User talk:Discospinster/Archive13

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Hello

Hello, long time no talk.  Nhl4hamilton | Chit-Chat  01:24, 28 September 2008 (UTC)

Peer approval

Nicely done. :) --Moonriddengirl (talk) 15:26, 30 September 2008 (UTC)

Aw, thanks! But I was only tagging along with your great response. ... discospinster talk 15:28, 30 September 2008 (UTC)

Advice needed

Hi there, hope you are still online and can advice me on a particularly sticky issue here.

I am the subject of a persistent harasser (is that the word?) on both my user and discussion page, you will know once you check the history of both after reading this message. In my own words, this is what happened and was posted by me @ ANI:

My statement to User:ㄏㄨㄤㄉㄧ

Let me state this clearly here, I tagged your discussion page twice (how covenient of you to delete this part prior to tagging me a sockpuppet due to my tagging of you as one!) with regards to some controversial un-referenced minor edits (can be easily interpret as hoaxes which I did tagged you for) which you've made prior to this confrontational episode, informing you that it is against wiki-policy to add original research materials into any article that could be construed as being biased and not upholding the WP:NPOV during editing. I did not at any stage call you a racist although your actions speaks clearly of your intent.

Next issue was your username, which we all felt was really not in compliance with English Wikipedia's policy on Usernames so I tag you again but your reply was this "i dont enjoy having to copy and paste my username instead of typing it. i ws just trying out a new account with a weird name.ㄏㄨㄤㄉㄧ (talk) 20:22, 2 October 2008 (UTC)".

This effectively resulted in me tagging you as a sockpuppet since you have already admitted to it and wouldn't even consider about how best to salvage the situation, thereby testing our patience with you which was already wearing thin. Your reply to me was a counter-accusation of me being a sockpuppet of another David and anon IP 122.105.149.69 (that IP is from Optus NSW Sydney Australia while mine simply reads as Qala Singapore) based solely on the evidence that my user page is the same as them having the exact same words: This page intentionally left blank., that effectively becomes your factless claim and false accusation which I don't believe any sane and level headed admin would even close an eye to, given that they have been rather patient dealing with you prior to this confrontational episode. --Dave1185 (talk) 23:15, 2 October 2008 (UTC)

Currently, he has login as another user User:Nefbmn and has continue to harassed me in the same manner as before but he has since been blocked about 10 mins back. I need to clear my name now as he had did a tit-for-tat retaliation by tagging me as a sockpuppet and reported me here as a last ditch attempt to tarnish my username. Please advice me on the next appropriate course to undertake... Thanks! --Dave1185 (talk) 01:11, 3 October 2008 (UTC)

Elizabeth May

It wasn't vandalism. I was unable to find the article she stated it in so I instead used an article in which she was quoted. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 24.138.61.208 (talk) 01:15, 3 October 2008 (UTC)

There's a lot of articles that list famous people's hobbies and interests. How is this any different?

this for example http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Brolin#Hobbies —Preceding unsigned comment added by 24.138.61.208 (talk) 01:35, 3 October 2008 (UTC)

StFX

Also not vandalism as I am noted as an Alum. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 24.138.61.208 (talk) 01:19, 3 October 2008 (UTC)

I'm a noted writer, and musician among other things and am still highly thought of by many in the StFX faculty. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 24.138.61.208 (talk) 01:40, 3 October 2008 (UTC)

Dominic Luciano

I'm curious what the reason was for the speedy deletion of Dominic Luciano. It seems to be a G7. Yet all I see in support of that is the following exchange between me and the creator at AfD:

  • Delete and Salt. No evidence of passing WP:MUSIC. AndyJones (talk) 10:29, 4 October 2008 (UTC)
  • Then quit screwing around and delete it already.--Quixotic92 (talk) 17:00, 4 October 2008 (UTC)

Was there anything more? Did the creator blank the page, or add a {db} tag, or request deletion elsewhere?

I'm by no means saying the conclusion is wrong - of course the page should be deleted. I just wanted to know what the rationale is. One angry comment like the above doesn't really seem evidence of a wish to see the page deleted, particlulary bearing in mind the ongoing pro-article rant from him and his friends (or meatpuppets or sockpuppets) at the AfD page.

This is just my 2p worth. I've no intention of following this up in any way (and DRV would be pointless): it's just that if it had been my call I would have let the AfD run its course: give the guy a fair hearing, let him blow off some steam, demonstrate that we do follow a process even with difficult users. AndyJones (talk) 07:12, 5 October 2008 (UTC)

Replied on your talk page. ... discospinster talk 02:25, 6 October 2008 (UTC)


Deltec Precision Audio Limited

I have noted your action in respect of deletion of the article about Deltec Precision Audio because of blatant advertising under this entry. As you know, the act of advertising is to attract the public attention to a product or business which is not the act that I or Wikipedia is trying to do.

What I was/am trying to do is to clearly show, with input from other, that Deltec Precision Audio was a truly innovative company and was a leader in the development of techology in the HiFi world, with contribution as great as Linn, Naim, KEF, etc.

Can you provide me with the information that shows that Deltec Precision Audio was not one of the true innovators in modern Hifi design?

I have re-read the guides that have been provide and will endeavor to provide it in an acceptable tone and manner to Wikipedia when I re-create the entry shortly.

79.79.47.40 (talk) 15:03, 5 October 2008 (UTC)

The page was not written in an encyclopedic tone - there were sentences like "It reaches these goals through radical design, engineering excellence and precision manufacturing. They engage directly with their discerning customers for sales and service, both nationally and internationally." There were also no reliable sources that indicated their leadership role in HiFi development. One references was the company's own web page, and the other was some guys who just wanted to write about it. There needs to be more sources, and the article must be written without sounding like a mission statement. ... discospinster talk 02:24, 6 October 2008 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Dominic Luciano

User:AndyJones advised that you might be willing/able to drop a copy of the deleted article in my workspace here: User:MichaelQSchmidt/sandbox Dominic Luciano. I missed out on all the drama from the author to those commenting at the AfD(s), but the author... even through all his rancour... did manage to come up with one decent source. I think there may be more, but would like to see what assertions he had made and how the article might (if possible) be made encyclopedic. Thank you, Schmidt, MICHAEL Q. 20:06, 5 October 2008 (UTC)

Done. ... discospinster talk 02:14, 6 October 2008 (UTC)
Just got home and got the package. I appreciate your courtesy. I will see if some judicious trimnming (call it sandblasting} and citing might make it encyclopedic and worthy of Wiki. I hope I might ask your input if and or when I am ready to submit it. Thank you, Schmidt, MICHAEL Q. 04:23, 6 October 2008 (UTC)

Please restore history of National Museum of Patriotism

You deleted an earlier version of National Museum of Patriotism. The article has been recreated as an NPOV stub. Could you please restore its history in case something useful can be extracted from the deleted versions? -- Eastmain (talk) 18:18, 8 October 2008 (UTC)

Strange log

Hey Discospinster. It looks like this user log shows that a sock "protected" a page—pretty strange, isn't it? I wonder what on earth could be causing that. ~ Troy (talk) 01:17, 11 October 2008 (UTC)

Same with my log as well. Very strange ...~ Troy (talk) 01:20, 11 October 2008 (UTC)
Yeah, that does make sense. Thanks, ~ Troy (talk) 01:27, 11 October 2008 (UTC)

BILL BOOKOUT

Passed away earlier today while at work. Aged 76, he will be greatly missed by all the people who knew and loved him. Bill was a lifetime friend of my grandfather and was like having another.

Z-Ro

Please refrain from vandalizing the Z-Ro article --67.80.174.252 (talk) 03:15, 11 October 2008 (UTC)

Deleting article to remove a couple of revisions

It really isn't necessary to do this ... these revisions aren't harming anything, but what you're doing when you delete pages with larger histories is slowing things down and causing database locks. - Rjd0060 (talk) 03:17, 11 October 2008 (UTC)

Hello? Is this thing on? ......... - Rjd0060 (talk) 03:26, 11 October 2008 (UTC)

Please stop, as Rjd0060 requested... you are indeed causing database locks, the software is not designed for this. If sensitive information is in the revisions, request oversight, but please stop selective deleting en masse. krimpet 03:27, 11 October 2008 (UTC)

If there is a discussion of this issue I would be glad to read it. ... discospinster talk 03:36, 11 October 2008 (UTC)
This Bugzilla bug gives a general outline. I assure you, as a MediaWiki developer, that deleting and restoring huge pages is a very resource-intensive operation that should be used very sparingly. krimpet 03:50, 11 October 2008 (UTC)
I am aware that the action is resource-intensive. I was thinking more along the lines of a general Wikipedian discussion rather than a technical one. ... discospinster talk 03:56, 11 October 2008 (UTC)

Just a general comment: revision (and log!) deletion is being tested at the test Wikipedia right now. Let's all be part of the solution, rather than bicker at each other. :-) Head over there, ask for +sysop, and try to break some things so that we can hopefully get the feature enabled on all WMF wikis when it's been proven bug-free. --MZMcBride (talk) 18:32, 11 October 2008 (UTC)

FanRachel2

You've been deleting contributions from FanRachel2 (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · logs · edit filter log · block user · block log). I invite you to look at the contributions of 200.88.94.136 (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · logs · edit filter log · block user · block log), Alis.Payan (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · logs · edit filter log · block user · block log), Alicia.Payan (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · logs · edit filter log · block user · block log), and Rachelfan2 (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · logs · edit filter log · block user · block log). I think we have a user here that has learned to jump IDs to keep her blocks from escalating properly.—Kww(talk) 23:08, 17 October 2008 (UTC)

I'd look into it if I knew anything at all about tween movies! :-) ... discospinster talk 23:13, 17 October 2008 (UTC)
I've learned more about tween movies from taking care of the Disney articles on Wikipedia than I ever wanted to know. I don't think such expertise is required, however. Alis.Payan identifies herself as a 10-year-old Dominican. Alicia.Payan identifies herself as a 10-year-old Dominican. 200.88.94.136 is a Dominican IP address. The only editors that have created any article called Beverly Hills Kids and Teens (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views) (which you have to trust me doesn't exist) are Alicia.Payan and FanRachel2. 200.88.94.136 managed to create Talk:Beverly Hills Kids and Teens (edit | article | history | links | watch | logs), which apparently has been recreated multiple times by anons. Tanthalus just indefed FanRachel2, but I think it's time to hit the lot of them.—Kww(talk) 23:23, 17 October 2008 (UTC)

calvin1998 screwed up the Huggle config

please restart your copy immediately kthx -- Gurch (talk) 19:27, 19 October 2008 (UTC)

A query on a deleted page

The creator of the page on author "Joan Leslie Woodruff" has apparently deleted the material there, which was marginally informative at best. On further research, there may be some literary merit involved and Woodruff's books are sold on Amazon. What would be required to avoid the deletion in order to establish a more comprehensive biography and bibliography??


Checking into : http://hometown.aol.com/seyhanjo/myhomepage/profile.html

http://www.ipl.org/div/natam/bin/browse.pl/A536 —Preceding unsigned comment added by Dfoofnik (talkcontribs) 21:02, 19 October 2008 (UTC)

The guidelines for author notability can be found at WP:CREATIVE. Basically there needs to be some external acknowledgement of her or her works by reliable sources. ... discospinster talk 21:43, 19 October 2008 (UTC)

Christina Mendez

Whoa! Thanks for telling me about that one. The problem was that the "Current username" box had a lowercase "carlos5053" instead of an uppercase one. Logs show that the rename has occurred, but since lowercase usernames are impossible the rename does not actually create the other username. It's a very odd bug. It's fixed now; I deleted the redirects your move back created so that their userpage and usertalk would be moved there, then renamed with the right username. Thanks for alerting me! bibliomaniac15 03:19, 20 October 2008 (UTC)

OK I don't understand a word of what you just said but I'm glad it worked out. ... discospinster talk 00:20, 21 October 2008 (UTC)

Immortal Game (disambiguation)

Immortal Game (disambiguation) was effectively boldly merged [1] to a section of Immortal Game. Shouldn't the original have been redirected with intact page history for GFDL purposes, or is the merged content too trivial? I don't think a redirect would hurt anything, and it would make it easier for non-admins to recreate a disambiguation page if some of the other entries get articles. PrimeHunter (talk) 03:28, 20 October 2008 (UTC)

NM

How can you delete NORCROSS MEDIA from the Wikipedia when articles like Dan Lalonde are allowed to stay up? You talk about Notability? Lalonde works for a cruise liner and makes home videos. NM is a legitimate NYC company with notable products. I'm outright sick and tired of your God DAMN website! Melia Nymph (talk) 04:11, 20 October 2008 (UTC)

Revisions

When someone uses bad language (ie. bigotry) could you please be a little bit more heavy handed? Such as in reference to http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Kingdom_of_Bulgaria&diff=247062717&oldid=prev . I believe that a simple warning is not enough and they should receive an only warning. Do you agree? I would enjoy to hear your comment. Or do you even look at the edits and only warn? Jab843 --Jab843 (talk) 23:51, 22 October 2008 (UTC)

I do look at the edits, but it's up to the discretion of the reverter as to what level of warning to give. I've found that sometimes even a level 1 edit is enough to get them to stop. But I guess it depends on what kind of mood I'm in. ... discospinster talk 23:52, 22 October 2008 (UTC)

Reason to include article on Dookhee Gungah

Dookhee Gungah is an integral part of Mauritian history that has been too often ignored. He was above all a benefactor and philanthropist and served as an example to many Indo-Mauritians in his time, in the early 1900s. Amidst the British colonial rule in Mauritius at that time, he managed to overcome a lot of hardship and opposition. He ran several schools at a time when the concept of free education was unheard of. He owned several businesses thus given a chance to many people to find employment. However, he was revered as a generous entrepreneur, a visionary and benevolent individual. He encouraged women to learn, be independent and run their own businesses; in the traditionally conservative indian culture this was new to many indentured laborers in Mauritius. He gave generously to all social/cultural organisations, to build temples, to organize meetings and functions for pilgrims, to provide for food, clothes and shelter at his own expense.

He was, on his own, an institution and an exemplary figure who inspired other indo-mauritian to take the cause he stood for further. He was even known in South Africa. There are letters to prove that he served as an example when it came to running schools for Hindus. His achievements are too many to summarize in this note. This is why we need to expand on this illustrious personality so that his story does not get lost in the pages of history.

Thank you. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Swetam (talkcontribs) 18:18, 25 October 2008 (UTC)

My question.

I created an article,about a band called "Ajus", its an American/Brazilian band that holds records on iTunes Store for well selling Brazilian band in American Stores, its a shame to delete it, and its remarkable to deep think about it, i had no ideia on how to refer importance on that article,even after reading the guide. Hope you get what im trying to tell you. Sincerily; LiveTV —Preceding unsigned comment added by LiveTV (talkcontribs) 23:49, 27 October 2008 (UTC)

So...

If i make the article again, with the proper reference, it wont be deleted, right ? Thank you. —Preceding unsigned comment added by LiveTV (talkcontribs) 23:54, 27 October 2008 (UTC)

LiveTV (talk) 23:58, 27 October 2008 (UTC)

Ok,i'll try it then,thanks for the help!

User talk:Rjk1541

I turned Rjk1541 over to WP:AIV. "Do it for Steve Irwin"? Irwin was killed by a stingray. The devilray fish is large but harmless. Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? 23:21, 28 October 2008 (UTC)

My article ManchesterChesterfield (fencing and decking)

Hi Discospinster, can you tell me why you deleted this article? Its notability is "It is very popular in many countries and builds fences and decks". Please reply on my talk page soon. If you are confused about what I'm asking, let me know. Thanks. MHLUtalk extra 00:10, 5 November 2008 (UTC)

Maybe you can help...

Hello, I saw your name in recent changes and it looks like you are an administrator. I looked at Bible belt and there was an anonymous user who made a valid edit but also made what seems to me intended as an insult against Barack Obama ("remove NC, voted for Hussein"). Yes, Hussein is his middle name, but I get the feeling that the only people who emphasize it are people who don't like the guy. So, two questions:

1. Is this something that should be acted upon?, and

2. If so, is there a way to get rid of the edit summary?

I'd appreciate your advice. Thanks. LovesMacs (talk) 03:23, 8 November 2008 (UTC)

Thank you. LovesMacs (talk) 03:43, 8 November 2008 (UTC)

My Article deleted

Boardvantage Article,was not blatent advertisement.It was a small summary about the company and its role in boardportals.I hope you turn that page on. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Hrishirise (talkcontribs) 19:34, 10 November 2008 (UTC)

Prospect 33

I am confused about how my page was considered advertising. I am trying to create an article of general interest, how do you recommend that I rewrite it so that I do not contravene these obscure rules. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Tomspouse (talkcontribs) 22:46, 13 November 2008 (UTC)

run2zion huumbly requests viewing of the following page

run2zion humbly requests that you look at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:Israel%27s_Hope to have the advertisment link removed. If this is the wrong way to contact you, please forgive me. I know of no other way. You may delete this immediately if it is the wrong forum. Run2zion (talk) 15:10, 14 November 2008 (UTC)

Boot

Why are you being so mean to me? Wikiteur (talk) 03:51, 16 November 2008 (UTC)

Talkin' Baseball

Just as a heads up, the anonymous user you blocked last night over his edit warring on this article is at it again, and has already re-violated WP:3RR on the article, including removing an additional edit that I made when removing his link. -Dewelar (talk) 00:07, 21 November 2008 (UTC)

Article

Help! where is my article? You said you moved it, but where?

Nehtefa. Nehtefa (talk) 18:14, 25 November 2008 (UTC)

Need help protecting an article

I'm relatively new to Wikipedia, and I've, well "adopted" a few video game article I try to protect. I need your help with one of them: Zombie Panic! Source Some idiot is using multiple IPs to add the same nonsense to the article, and I'm wondering how to protect the articles. Also, is there a good place on wikipedia where I can find other people involved in the video game section of wikipedia? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Eik Corell (talkcontribs) 19:06, 28 November 2008 (UTC)

Anon block

Hiya, on the block of 72.234.91.140 (talk · contribs), I agree that there was vandalism involved, but I'm curious why you blocked indef? Normally we don't block anons indefinitely, so I was curious if there was something else going on with that account, or if it was just a slip? --Elonka 05:05, 29 November 2008 (UTC)

It was a slip. Thanks for letting me know; I have fixed it. ... discospinster talk 05:11, 29 November 2008 (UTC)

Andrew Leonard Vouillaire Campbell

Please advise why such a quick decision has been taken to remove the page? The individual's work is potentially of interest to persons investigating C19th theatre, actors and plays. I am new to Wikipedia and find the approach to the removal of pages interesting. What authority do you have in relation to research interests covering the topic and period to evaluate whether this merits inclusion or not?

Thank you.

(Riley124 (talk) 21:49, 30 November 2008 (UTC))

Take That

Please take a look at this article. The version you reverted to still had some unsourced and questionable statements by User:Jack ticktoo. Please watchlist this article for a bit, since I do not wish to enter into a revert war with the editor, and I'm not sure his additions are simple vandalism. Edison (talk) 18:17, 5 December 2008 (UTC)

The Nation of Frais

This article has been recreated with speedy tag still in place. BigDuncTalk 19:24, 7 December 2008 (UTC)

Got it, thanks. ... discospinster talk 19:25, 7 December 2008 (UTC)
Have a feeling it might be back :) BigDuncTalk 19:26, 7 December 2008 (UTC)
They are all out today here is another recreation that you deleted Kilomar Conxious. BigDuncTalk 19:30, 7 December 2008 (UTC)
You got it. BigDuncTalk 19:31, 7 December 2008 (UTC)


It is back again The Nation of Frais. BigDuncTalk 21:30, 7 December 2008 (UTC)

I have protected it from re-creation. ... discospinster talk 22:32, 7 December 2008 (UTC)
thanks. BigDuncTalk 22:35, 7 December 2008 (UTC)

CSD category advice

This article was created to promote a couple of websites, and while the term is widely used by online marketers, there are no sources meeting WP:RS that use it or have reported on it. I'm not sure if there's a CSD category I can use or if the article needs to go through an Afd: Wholesale Real Estate. Flowanda | Talk 22:48, 7 December 2008 (UTC)

Dublin

I think you reverted to an aleady screwed-up version of the above. This person is messing around with the article, bringing in stuff that was deleted/corrected months ago. I reverted him/her twice, but as you can see from the article edits are still being made. Maybe something can be done about this tomorrow. Hohenloh + 02:42, 9 December 2008 (UTC)

I'll keep an eye on it. Slainte. ... discospinster talk 03:06, 9 December 2008 (UTC)

Deleted bio page

You deleted my article -- as I requested. Thank you! However, I notice that the article still has a Wikipedia page -- it now says "This page has been deleted". That is rather embarrassing for the person who is/was the subject of the article, should anyone come across the deleted page. Can the page be made to go away? Completely? or are we stuck with this ghost forever?Mpe.mpg.de (talk) 07:49, 9 December 2008 (UTC)


Deleted accurate information

What the Hell are you doing!? You deleted the musician from the Alucard disambiguation when the fact is that there IS an artist from England of that name. Why don't you get your facts straight before running around the sight deleting facts thinking you know better than anpone else. Idiot. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 79.75.148.147 (talk) 03:16, 10 December 2008 (UTC)

why???

How is it vandalism????? The same article says he is in a black metal band! Thedevilsvanndal122 (talk) 04:05, 10 December 2008 (UTC)

Apology

I am very sorry to have got you on a wild goose chase. Please accept my humble apologies.140.174.9.14 (talk) 15:09, 10 December 2008 (UTC)

Sergeant Cheerleader

Sergeant Cheerleader is a legitimate film production by hard-working students at the College of William and Mary who have donated thousands of hours to finish our school's 1st large scale feature length film. All information submitted is factual. PLEASE do not delete it. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Sgtcheer (talkcontribs) 00:47, 11 December 2008 (UTC)


I have added another link showing that Sergeant Cheerleader which meets the 'notability' standards of wikipedia. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Sgtcheer (talkcontribs) 00:57, 11 December 2008 (UTC)


I added http://www.stayawaymovie.com/sc.html —Preceding unsigned comment added by Sgtcheer (talkcontribs) 01:16, 11 December 2008 (UTC)


I just checked the 3 links and they are all working. The VA Informer is a newspaper which distributes on our campus; I understand that newspaper articles are an ideal example of notability. Stay Away is the website of one of the producers working on the film. The youtube video is our first teaser. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Sgtcheer (talkcontribs) 04:08, 11 December 2008 (UTC)

iheart, iHeart, IHeart, and others

Hi,

It seems like this editor is very tenacious. Would you consider a block? Thanks so much for your time and help. --digitalmischief (talk) 03:16, 12 December 2008 (UTC)

actually there are 2 editors working in tandem: 71.164.234.62 and EWbob. Thanks again. --digitalmischief (talk) 03:22, 12 December 2008 (UTC)
I have blocked User:Ewbob so the article creation should stop. Thank you for bringing this to my attention. 03:24, 12 December 2008 (UTC)

How come my external links were deleted?

I added an external link to a few pages that were relevant to the topic of the page...

On Alcoholism, I added an alcoholism support group... there is another alcoholism support group link too but that was left one?

On Support groups, I added a link to a directory of support groups but it was taken down yet the links preceding it are still up when they're essentially the same?

Please explain.

Thank you!

Alex —Preceding unsigned comment added by 97.100.85.96 (talk) 05:00, 12 December 2008 (UTC)

Disco, I was looking at your page and noticed this edit... this might have been a case where you might have wanted to use a talkback template. If this is a dynamic IP of somebody not familiar with WP, they might not see your response, but might come to your page and think you blew them off.---Balloonman PoppaBalloon 08:21, 21 December 2008 (UTC)
Good point. I have responded at User talk:97.100.85.96. ... discospinster talk 20:58, 21 December 2008 (UTC)

User Talk:89.167.221.3

I know the vandalism is an issue, but surely short preventative blocks are better than a month. The number of people who are being shown as using this IP is likely to be around 400,000 so from a net positive/negative viewpoint I would say short blocks (i.e. till the vandal gets bored) are going to be a better idea. This isn't quite the name effect as blocking Qatar, but is of the same order of magnitude... Brilliantine (talk) 10:50, 12 December 2008 (UTC)


Heroic Canadian College Girl in the USASA

Well, golly, the poor old super-secret ASA disappeared 32 years ago, but we have an expert from Western, or Queens, or what have you! Interesting! Also, one most note, an expert on Muskoka and Haliburton! (Somewhat more credible, but still quite a stretch). Please get a life (elsewhere) Lake Central (talk) 04:32, 13 December 2008 (UTC) 04:23, 13 December 2008 (UTC)

??? ... discospinster talk 04:25, 13 December 2008 (UTC)


We Get Question Marks

You run around placing highly subjective tags on matters on which you have no possible knowledge. This is completely out of line.Lake Central (talk) 04:45, 13 December 2008 (UTC)

Recreation of the entry for anidb.net

I am interested in recreating the article for the anidb as I understand it it was deleted for lack of notability. Animenews network sets a precident for websites containing information for the anime community to be notable. The anidb is a catalog of all anime that has been made or is slated for production. Much like the IMDB is for movies. It contains vital information about the activity of subbers, what they have subbed, how good the subs are, and the irc channel, website and contact info of the subbing group. Additional functions that the anidb includes are: a mylist where users can list what anime they have/have seen and where they saw/stored it; Elements, and tags that allow you to find anime within specific genres, with elements from different genres or even just a couple elements; information on the activity of producers, reviews on anime, and finally a faq page for problems using the numerous aforementioned uses. The anidb it used an average of 6300 times a day. If you could be of any assistance regarding remaking the entry for the anidb I would appreciate it since I am currently an amateur at creating wikipedia articles --Lazydragonboy (talk) 08:00, 17 December 2008 (UTC)


anidb article recreation.

Do the reasons I previously listed make it notable? I am unsure if it's usefullness to the anime subbing community makes it notable enough due to the minority of people who actually watch subbed anime. I listed the traffic of the sight. Could you advise me on this? --Lazydragonboy (talk) 00:56, 18 December 2008 (UTC)

HELLO


my name you already know i would like to say that i really dont like my computer not being allowed to make new users. i have other people here that want accounts and this is not very appreciated i would like it if you could unblock this. anab ragad beckon sen di rakon. Akmon Elete Binadas bvade akhed. whenvdk —Preceding unsigned comment added by Poppylocks (talkcontribs) 03:14, 19 December 2008 (UTC)


Paudash Lake

The WikiLakes Project is one of our newer efforts, but so far is reasonably successful. One of our better articles is the Paudash Lake entry, which is very popular and has, consequently, attracted a great deal of very valuable collaboration. There is certainly no question of “promotion” of the actual subject, Paudash Lake. As clearly stated in the article, the lake is fully developed with 640 properties. All remaining undeveloped land on the lake is crown property and will remain so in perpetuity. There are no further properties available to “promote”. There is, however, many wonderful public facilities to make known to the reader, such as the beautiful public North Beach on the lake and the terrific Silent Lake Provincial Park, a mile away, not to speak of the magnificent Algonquin Park which is only 17 miles away.

You suggest that the comment on the non-profit Paudash Lake Conservation Association is “promotional”. In what way could such a thing be construed as promotional? This comment is preposterous! These people are award winning environmental heroes, the darlings of the Ministry (which, frankly, doesn’t endear them to me, but that’s another story).

As for Sir Sam’s Inn, you claim to have no knowledge on the subject. However, you seem to have received some post secondary education in Ontario and seem to be a resident of Ontario. Our Province has poured quite a bit of public recreational money into this operation, which is the famous former estate and stone and timber mansion of Sir Samuel Hughes, who was our Minister of War in WW I and who, of course, was knighted by the King. It is the closest Haliburton down hill ski resort to Paudash Lake and is mentioned as a service to the readers of the article.

But, of course, perhaps even mention of the rather fabulous Casa Loma, Canada’s famous castle, is somehow offensively “promotional” (its owned by you and me Miss Spinster), or perhaps you make an exception to the shameless “promotional” mention and picture of Dundurn Castle in Wikipedia’s article on Hamilton, or the equally shameless promotion of in the Hamilton article of Dofasco “the most profitable steel producer in North America”, or the African Lion Safari, Westinghouse, the Golden Horseshoe, United Parcel Service, Procter and Gamble, Beech-Nut Packing, etc.

My goodness, I don’t see your ambiguous, highly subjective Tags applied on the Wikipedia Hamilton article, or hundreds of others I could mention. Why are you a rock thrower Miss Spinster, when you clearly live in a glass house? Please leave our WikiLakes Project alone and apply your frankly silly Tags elsewhere. Lake Central (talk) 04:40, 20 December 2008 (UTC)

You Deserve this

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Discospinster has been identified as an Excellent CSD'er,
and therefore, I've officially declare you as Balloonman's
CSD'er of the Week!

As those who know me can attest, I hate speedy deleters.
A careless or hasty CSD'er can do more damage to the project than the worst vandal!
BUT I recognize the absolute need for CSD and value those people who take the task seriously and do the job right
As for what I look for when awarding this, please see for my criteria Thanks for being a beacon of light at CSD, we need more people like you!---Balloonman PoppaBalloon

A record of your week will always be kept here and a short review of your deletion work here.

uiet

the page under uiet : university institute of engineering and technology, engineering institute of panjab universityis a college registered under AICTE under uiet whereas the others are registered under uietk and then also the kanpur college one remains undeleted and the one which is genuine got deleted.....it;s a genuine college and i hope to have a reference of the esteemed institution in wikipedia —Preceding unsigned comment added by 220.227.11.210 (talk) 19:04, 21 December 2008 (UTC)

University Institute of Engineering and Technology already exists, using the initials for the university is not the proper way to do it.---Balloonman PoppaBalloon 20:50, 21 December 2008 (UTC)
Also, the version that I deleted was not written in an objective tone; it was bascially an advertisement for the school. ... discospinster talk 21:12, 21 December 2008 (UTC)


Sheena ANTM Cycle 11

There's an edit dispute about whether Sheen's last name is Satana or Sakai. On the talk page I've tried to get a discussion going, and have expressed why I believe that Satana is the most appropriate last name to use in the article. People keep changing it to Sakai, without engaging in the talk at all. How should this be handled? I don't want to violate 3 revert rule, and I don;t know whether to identify that change as vandalism since. there seems to be a consensus of 1 on the talk page since no one but me has been willing to make a comment. Can you please get involved? -Misty Willows (talk) 19:53, 21 December 2008 (UTC)

Final Communication Regarding Paudash

I have received your message attempting to justify your behavior on the basis that “it is not acceptable to use words such as "spectacular" and "fabulous" and "beautiful" in a Wikipedia article”. Let us examine this interesting statement as regards geographic articles like Paudash Lake, shall we?

Turning first to our worldwide Wikipedia Headquarters in San Francisco, we note in the Wikipedia article on the city (which is rated as a Featured Article), the word “fabulous” in the fourth paragraph. This is followed in the article by such words as “splendorous”, “ostentatious”, “flamboyant”, “grandeur”, “zany”, and the ever popular “legendary”, as applied to a rather sleazy rock promoter. As regards commercial promotion, there is the comment that “the decision by Virgin America to base its operations out of SFO reverses the trend of low-cost carriers opting to bypass SFO”.

Moving down the pike a bit from Headquarters, we now turn to the Wikipedia article on Yosemite National Park, which is also rated as a Featured Article. Here, in the very first paragraph, we find the word “spectacular” Furthermore, this is not the only time the word is used in the article. There is, of course a nice commerical promo that states “The park concession contract is now operated by Delaware North Companies "Parks and Resorts" (the official concessionaire name in DNC Parks and Resorts at Yosemite, Inc.)".

Let me remind you that a “Featured Article”, our highest rating, is one which has “been identified as one of the best articles produced by the Wikipedia community". Oh, and do you recall that the San Francisco Wikipedia community founded Wikipedia and continues to run the organization and its computer servers? But then, again, perhaps you don’t think to much of our American cousins. Perhaps you are like your Hamilton and south shore area politicians such as Sheila Copps and Carolyn Perrish whose ghastly public comments on Americans are not something that I would wish to repeat on a Wikipedia site.

So then, let us turn to a Canadian Wikipedia article on a site in your area which is rated as a “Selected Article” on the Canadian Portal, is a “Featured Article” in Europe, and a former “Featured Article” in North America. The article is on Niagara Falls and most certainly contains the word “spectacular”. It contain “spectacular” more than once, as well as a lot of beauty type comments, such as “renowned both for their beauty”. Frankly, the commercial promo plugs in the article are simply too numerous to mention!

During 2008, Paudash Lake was one of Wikipedia’s most successful sites. As you either know, or should know, for several months during the year, the site set the record for the number of diffenent collaborators who edited the site. Now, you have used the excuse that “it is not acceptable to use words such as "spectacular" and "fabulous" and "beautiful" in a Wikipedia article”, to justify your trashing of this site which so many Wikipedians worked on during the last year. You, madam, are either a liar, a fool, or both. Your disgusting, malicious, behavior is what is unacceptable. Lake Central (talk) 02:54, 22 December 2008 (UTC)

Deleted article Scott "SVH" Von Heldt

Hello Discospinster, I am writing to you in regards to deleting my article post. I am a well-established musician and author and this post (although could easily be considered self promotion since I posted it) in no way is an advertisement. I have a sub listing in a band mates article and wanted to update my on biographical information. How do you feel it needs reworded so that you won't feel compelled to delete it again? let me knoe asap. Thanks and happy holidays!

Scott Von Heldt www.scottvonheldt.com THESVH (talk) 22:50, 22 December 2008 (UTC)

You should familiarize yourself with our policies/guidelines at Conflict of Interest WP:SPAM Biography notability and notability of musicians. Basically articles written by the individual, while allowed, are very frowned upon and often come under close scrutiny and may be deleted. Articles where you don't meet our minimum notability criteria may also result in the article being deleted.---Balloonman PoppaBalloon 16:35, 23 December 2008 (UTC)

Lowercase letters

Wikipedia convention I understood states the need for lowercase letters on their own. In the articles the letters are referred to in LowerCase, excpet at the start of the article. The capitalisation is a technical limitation, not by design. Hence, the changes. KR, ANdy. --82.5.174.194 (talk) 21:53, 26 December 2008 (UTC)

3RR Violation - REPORTED to Administrators' Noticeboard

I have reported your violation of the 3RR to the Administrator's Noticeboard, here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Administrators%27_noticeboard/Incidents#3RR_Violation

The proper course of action would be to get a 3rd party to revert. Feel free to post your side of events there.

This is the rule you are violating: Wikipedia:Three-revert_rule

KR, --82.5.174.194 (talk) 21:59, 26 December 2008 (UTC)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Administrators%27_noticeboard/Edit_warring - I have moved the report here and pressed for heaviest possible sanctions against your. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 82.5.174.194 (talk) 22:02, 26 December 2008 (UTC)
Discussion is the way through this. Discospinster (talk · contribs) did the right thing, starting a thread at the guideline page.[2] So please, no more reverts, k? --Elonka 22:14, 26 December 2008 (UTC)

Macy Garcia:Hoax

It had been a long time, and I have been very suspicious about that said starlet and i made a conclusion that she is not true. There is no Maria Cassandra Garcia on the UP enrolees. She never starred on any show according to the shows' credit. There is no Macy Garcia that was a granddaughter of Henry Sy. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 119.94.70.185 (talk) 04:31, 27 December 2008 (UTC)

In that case you should propose the article for deletion instead of blanking it; see WP:PROD. ... discospinster talk 04:33, 27 December 2008 (UTC)

La Luz del Mundo Page, is the church that I belong to, and many of the things that have been posted are false. It, first of all, offends me that someone would post negative things about my church. Although, the things they write about the church are NOT true, it stills is offensive. I would like it if the page would be deleted to prevent any innappropriate editing. I hope you understand my situation. I don't know who started this page, or if you, yourself are the administrator of this page. So, please, I don't want this to go any further.. Thank you very much... —Preceding unsigned comment added by Pansonbenny (talkcontribs) 04:58, 27 December 2008 (UTC)

Their have been some editing reffering to our church, and how we are a sect. We are a Christian non-denomination. And not a CONTROVERSIAL christian denomination, like others have put it. Also, negative offenses to the director of our church. I don't feel it's necessary to keep talking about it in discussion section. Others will want to keep it, others will post more negative discussion comments, so, why not end it by deleting the page? Or, is it a dificult process? Or maybe... it would be easier adding some protection to it?, so no one could add or change anything, once it is properly fixed... I thank you for your attention and hope you can do something about it... —Preceding unsigned comment added by Pansonbenny (talkcontribs) 05:07, 27 December 2008 (UTC)

Thanks!

Thanks for zapping the redirect left over from my userfication of Chicago Film Producers Alliance! --Kralizec! (talk) 00:27, 30 December 2008 (UTC)

No problemo. ... discospinster talk 00:28, 30 December 2008 (UTC)